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p.m.s hell,what to do???

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talktalktalk Sat 16-Jul-11 09:03:24

i have always been tetchy around "that time of the month"but i'm sure it's getting worse. i try my best to controll it but i get so angry and sad for no reason, i snap at my partner and have no patiance with anything. dose anyone else get it this bad? is there anything out there than can curd the need to kill everyone?? xx

VelveteenRabbit Sat 16-Jul-11 10:05:34

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MrsGerardButler Sat 16-Jul-11 10:17:52

I had something similar and my GP referred me to gynaecologist. She suggested that I have an injection called PROSTAP to stop my hormone production completely and that I should take HRT (LIVIAL). The idea being that instead of having wildly fluctuating hormones that made me tearful, moody and sometimes suicidal, the HRT would give me a consistent and steady level of hormones every day.

I had the injection 3 weeks ago and started the HRT the same day and I feel fantastic. I feel like the old me and it's such a relief. Not just for me, but for DH and the DCs.

Obv this won't work if you're TTC, but my family is complete.

I googled PROSTAP and HRT for PMS before having the injection, and there's not much info about it. Most of what I read related to menopause and endometriosis, neither of which I have. You'll find loads of mixed reviews about Livial, but I've felt amazing since starting it.

Good luck with finding something that works for you.

nomadwantshome Sat 16-Jul-11 10:18:43

Watch your diet, certain drinks can interfere with absorption of vits and minerals. There is no definate route cause but its suggested magnesium and b vits shortage. Caffeine ( I think) stops proper absorption of these nutrients. Once I limited myself to 2cups a day I noticed a huge difference.

Some people take supplements. I'd research it and see what works for you as there are a number of different theories. Some take evening primrose oil but that never worked for me.

talktalktalk Sat 16-Jul-11 14:46:31

thank you MrsGerardButler i'm glad i'm not the only one, i'v had my hormones tested afteri had my daughter and they all came back normal apart from the hormone that's produced when i ovulate. i have tryed the pill but that made me crazy worse, antidepressant's have helped but i recantly came off them.

nomadwantshome i do drink alot of coffee!! so i'll give cutting that back ago, also i am veggy so vit b is low. i need to remember to take my vits.

thank you very much for you advice smile

DrGoogle Sat 16-Jul-11 15:10:14

I think nomad is right about the b-vits and magnesium, I have recently started taking berocca to help with horrid spots (which I now realise were probably linked to hormones) and my pms is 99% gone.

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